Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

14/4/2008

For you, Colditz, the war is over. There’s no escape from progress

They burrowed like moles, made a glider out of bedsheets, hid in laundry sacks, and abseiled down the steep walls of a fortress that was supposed to keep the most troublesome British captives under lock and key.

The wartime prisoners of the wind-swept Colditz castle remain potent symbols of British and Allied ingenuity. Hundreds of escape attempts were plotted from the 700-room castle that squats on a crag south of Leipzig; just 18 found their way home. for more click here

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